A two year postdoc position is available at the Center for Blockchainsand Electronic Markets
. The center is hosted by IFRO at the Faculty of Science, University of
Copenhagen, and is a cross-disciplinary project involving economists and
computer scientists. The center studies the interaction between three
fundamental building blocks of the blockchain technology:
- The distributed ledger and the protocols that make it operational in
- Smart, self-executing contracts and decentralized applications;
- Privacy measures to allow access to and computation on private data
In this way, we focus on the adaptation of blockchains to efficient
markets with privately informed participants.
It is important that the applicant shows interest
in cross-disciplinary work within the fields of microeconomics, game theory,
and computer science. The applicants’ research agenda must be related to the
problems of designing electronic markets, preferably in the interface between decentralized
infrastructure design and market design.
the post may also include performance of other duties including teaching and
following courses in university pedagogics.
Applicants must have
a PhD degree in one of the mentioned fields or equivalent, must have worked
with research within relevant fields in a previous academic position, and have
solid theoretical and thematic knowledge. Documented experience in securing
third-party funding is preferred.
The position is
open from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity
of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
The position is covered
by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of
Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics
in the State.
The starting salary
is currently DKK 408,949 including annual supplement (+ pension of minimum DKK 69.930 per year). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Curriculum vita
- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
- Research plan – description of current and future research plans
- Complete publication list
- Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for applications is 2 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.
the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
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